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With all of the politically correct garbage cop shows, like Law & Order SVU and The Rookie (which I am still watching to tear apart), I decided to go old school recently and go back to a show from my youth.

"Hunter", for those who haven't seen it, is the 1980s TV version of Dirty Harry. No political correctness here. Rick Hunter shoots or punches first, and gets around to asking questions when he feels like it. His psychological torture of Brian Dennehy in the first episode was epic. When his beautiful partner McCall asks him to stop a car that's speeding towards them, he empties his compensated H&K P9 at the windshield, causing it to roll over and crash. McCall is no slouch either, quick on the trigger, brawls with guys, and refers to a pimp as "a toilet".

Realistic? No, but the satisfaction quotient is high. I highly encourage anyone tired of today's TV shows to re-visit this classic. It can be found on the Tubi channel, which is on Comcast On Demand. It may also be on Amazon, but I think they make you pay for it (which you shouldn't have to if you are paying for Amazon already).
 

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I forget which night it was, because well, that was the 1980's, but Miami Vice (was huggeee for us living in Miami), Stingray, and Hunter all came on back to back. Everyone watched TV that night....at least in my neighborhood.
 

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It is also on Pluto TV, free with ads. If you have a streaming service you can download the app. Looks like they have all 7 seasons.

Other good stuff is on there. They have Shameless and American Guns which was a stupid show but had some nice jail bait.
 

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My wife and I liked that show - actually, there were a lot of shows in the 80s that we liked. Miami Vice, Spenser For Hire, The Equalizer, Hunter, and of course Hill St. Blues - you guys see a theme :D
 

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With all of the politically correct garbage cop shows, like Law & Order SVU and The Rookie (which I am still watching to tear apart), I decided to go old school recently and go back to a show from my youth.

"Hunter", for those who haven't seen it, is the 1980s TV version of Dirty Harry. No political correctness here. Rick Hunter shoots or punches first, and gets around to asking questions when he feels like it. His psychological torture of Brian Dennehy in the first episode was epic. When his beautiful partner McCall asks him to stop a car that's speeding towards them, he empties his compensated H&K P9 at the windshield, causing it to roll over and crash. McCall is no slouch either, quick on the trigger, brawls with guys, and refers to a pimp as "a toilet".

Realistic? No, but the satisfaction quotient is high. I highly encourage anyone tired of today's TV shows to re-visit this classic. It can be found on the Tubi channel, which is on Comcast On Demand. It may also be on Amazon, but I think they make you pay for it (which you shouldn't have to if you are paying for Amazon already).

Works for me.
 

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My wife and I liked that show - actually, there were a lot of shows in the 80s that we liked. Miami Vice, Spenser For Hire, The Equalizer, Hunter, and of course Hill St. Blues - you guys see a theme :D
I just started to watch Hill St. Blues again on Hulu. I loved the series when it first came out but now not so much. It definitely has a liberal slant to it.
 

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She aged ok, not like Anne Margaret or Rachel Welch, but not Kelly Mcgillis bad either.

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She I still cute!
 

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I think a lot of the 1970s-1980s pre-home video shows could get away with a lot of stuff because viewers watched an episode and never again. Lots of continuity errors. The same actor would appear in multiple episodes but as different characters. TJ Hooker was really bad. There would be a chase scene and the bad guys would be in one model of car when it started and a different when the chase ended!
 

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I just had a sobering thought... do you all realize that "the '80s" is within the "Four Decades Ago" range?!!?!?
 
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I think a lot of the 1970s-1980s pre-home video shows could get away with a lot of stuff because viewers watched an episode and never again. Lots of continuity errors. The same actor would appear in multiple episodes but as different characters. TJ Hooker was really bad. There would be a chase scene and the bad guys would be in one model of car when it started and a different when the chase ended!
Miami Vice had a bad guy extra who was in at least 5 episodes. Big guy, almost a bowl haircut, mustache.
 

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I only watched it to hear him kick down the big dodge police car
 

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Hunter, Simon&Simon, Magnum were classic TV.

My problem was I worked 2nd shift a lot so couldn’t always watch TV and we only got network in the sticks.


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